A gathering of Mappila artistes specialising in Khissa Pattu marked the second day of the Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mahotsavam being held at Kondotty.

Inaugurating the gathering on Tuesday, Indian Union Muslim League State general secretary K.P.A. Majeed said it was the genre of Khissa Pattu that had endeared Moyinkutty Vaidyar to all. Mr. Majeed said Khissa Pattu artistes popularised the Badar, Uhd, and Malappuram Padappattu of Vaidyar. “But we are yet to give them the credit they deserve,” he said. The meet asked the State to include Khissa Pattu as in the school art festival.